Tammy Abraham reveals Mourinho’s role in Roma transfer

Tammy Abraham of AS Roma

The English striker joined AS Roma from Chelsea in the summer transfer window.

Tammy Abraham has made a good start to his life at AS Roma, bagging 2 goals and 2 assists in Serie A so far.

Now, the English striker has explained what inspired him to move to Italy from Chelsea.

Abraham was a revelation for the Blues in the 2019/20 season under Frank Lampard, racking up 15 goals and 3 assists in the Premier League.

However, he lost his prominence once Thomas Tuchel replaced Lampard at Stamford Bridge, as he managed to play 7 games under the former last season.

Abraham was speculated to leave Stamford Bridge once reports started to emerge that the Blues were in the market for a marquee striker – they would sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan in a record deal.

Arsenal and Atalanta had been linked with Abraham before Roma joined the transfer race.

Jose Mourinho turned out to be the mastermind behind Abraham’s transfer as Roma agreed to a £34m deal.

The 24-year-old has opened up on the conversation with the Portuguese gaffer that led to his transfer to Stadio Olimpico.

Abraham said (h/t Football 365): “Why Italy? Good question. I had different options. So many clubs I was speaking to at the time. Italy came and I spoke to Jose. He had a goal.

“I could see where he wanted Roma to go and see where he wants to take them and I wanted to be part of the process. He really put his trust in me so he was a big impact on the reason why I chose Roma.”

Giallorossi have had a great start to Serie A this season, currently positioned fourth in the table with 15 points.